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The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

A) Barley and rice B) Milk and its products
C) Rice and pulses D) Vegetables and fruits
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Milk and its products

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Who composed the Gayatri Mantra

A) Vishvamitra B) Vasishtha
C) Indra D) Parikshit
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Vishvamitra

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The Saka Era was founded by 

A) Kadphises I B) Kanishka
C) Alexander D) Menander
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Kanishka

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The first newspaper published in India in 1780 was

A) The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser B) The Calcutta Chronicle
C) The Madras Courier D) The Bombay Herald
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser

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Upanishads are books on

A) Religion B) Yoga
C) Law D) Philosophy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Philosophy

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The Upanishads are a part of the Vedas and are ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, and Jainism.

 

The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedanta in the history of India.

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Which State is called the ' Cradle of Buddhism '?

A) Sikkim B) Bihar
C) Uttar Pradesh D) Madhya Pradesh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Bihar

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Mahatma Gandhi's remark , ' A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank' is regarding the proposal of ______

A) Simon Commission B) Cripps Mission
C) Cabinet Mission D) Wavel Plan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Cripps Mission

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Which of the following places is considered a Jain Siddha Kshetra on account of its association with Parsvanatha

A) Champa B) Pava
C) Sammed Sikhar D) Urjayanta
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Sammed Sikhar

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